Nirashin, Nirāśin, Nirāśī, Nirasi, Nirashi: 11 definitions

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Nirashin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit terms Nirāśin and Nirāśī can be transliterated into English as Nirasin or Nirashin or Nirasi or Nirashi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Nirāśin (निराशिन्) refers to “one who is free of craving”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(The Śāmbhava yogi) has the authority (to perform the rites), knows the scripture and has a consort. [...] Free of duality, egoless, free of craving [i.e., nirāśī], he awakens the body (of mantra). He is well conjoined to the transmission of the intense (form of the) Command. He carries a patchwork quilt and (wears) cotton. Always intent on wandering at night, he is said to be a Śāktayogin”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Niraśī (निरशी).—a C Unmixed with water and unscalded, raw--milk.

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niraśī (निरशी) [or सी, sī].—f (ni & rasa) Tastelessness. 2 Disgust, dislike, loathing.

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nirasī (निरसी).—f (nirasa) Inferior condition or state, secondariness: opp. to sarasī. 2 Tiredness or weariedness (with a work or an occupation). v .

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirāśin (निराशिन्).—a. hopeless; अद्य दुर्योधनो राज्याज्जीविताच्च निराशकः (adya duryodhano rājyājjīvitācca nirāśakaḥ) (bhaviṣyati) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 8.74.13.

Nirāśin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and āśin (आशिन्). See also (synonyms): nirāśaka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nirāśin (निराशिन्).—i. e. nis-āśā + in, adj. Hopeless, Mahābhārata 12, 12435.

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Nirāśin (निराशिन्).—adj. not feeding on meat. [Hitopadeśa] 19, 1.

Nirāśin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and āśin (आशिन्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nirāśin (निराशिन्).—[adjective] hopeless.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nirāśin (निराशिन्):—[=nir-āśin] [from nir-āśa > nir > niḥ] mfn. hopeless, despairing, [Mahābhārata] (śi-tva n. hopelessness, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]; [varia lectio] for śa-tva, [Pañcatantra])

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Nirasi (निरसि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇirasi.

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Nirashin in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Ṇirasi (णिरसि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nirasi.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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